Carolina First Look

Carolina First Look is an opportunity for medical students who are preparing for the residency application process to visit the UNC School of Medicine & Health Care System to learn more about available specialty medical programs for residents.


The 2017 Carolina First Look is scheduled for August 25-26 (Friday Evening & Saturday).


Registration for the Carolina First Look is free. Please click here or copy and paste the following URL in your browser to access the registration site:

Deadline to register for the 2017 Carolina First Look is August 17, 2017.

Registration will open on April 1, 2017. 


Allopathic and osteopathic medical students in their second year and above are invited to attend this event.


Friday evening
5pm | UNC Hospitals Tour (optional)
6:30pm| Welcome Reception

Saturday Morning
7:45am | Registration and Breakfast
8:30am | Opening Remarks
9:00am | Resident Panel Discussion
10:00 | Networking and Refreshment Break
10:15am | Program Directors Panel Discussion
Saturday Afternoon
11:15am | Affinity Table Luncheon with Faculty Leaders and Residents
1:00pm | Keynote Speaker
1:30pm | Departmental Tours, Clinical Simulations, and Robotics Demonstrations
3:00pm | Recognition and Closing Remarks


For more information, contact Hugh Smith () or Mariam Diallo (


Carolina First Look is an annual event that takes place on the campus of the University of North Carolina School of Medicine and Health Care System. Many thanks to our UNC faculty, residents, staff and CFL participants for making each year's program a success.

2016 Carolina First Look: The 3rd CFL program took place on August 26-27, 2016. 

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2015 Carolina First Look: The 2nd CFL program took place on August 20-21, 2015. 

2014 Carolina First Look: The inaugural Carolina First Look program occurred on August 22 - 23, 2014.